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Psychology Scholarships

Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.

The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.

During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.

It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.

Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work. 

If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.

To find out more about psychology scholarships, follow the links below and unlock the possibilities.

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

The Recovery Village Healthcare Scholarship

A scholarship for students pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).

Derivative Duo Scholarship

For residents of Washington studying mental health or human services.

National Institutes of Health UG Scholarship Program

Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office unless otherwise indicated.The NIH Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded to students on a competitive basis who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science research at the NIH.

PSWA (Psychol. Soc. Work. Assn)/Linda Heidelberg Scholarship

School/Area Eligibility For Scholarship: * Elk Grove High * Laguna Creek High * Sheldon High * Florin High * Monterey Trail High * Valley High * Franklin High * Pleasant Grove High * Calvine High * William Daylor High * Las Flores * Rio CazaderoMinimum Required Grade Point Average: 2.5Financial Need: Preference GivenPost Secondary Type of School: 4 Year College or UniversityIf no candidate attending 4-year college or university, can choose one attending community college.Specific Requirements for Applying: Interested in majoring in Mental HealthAttendance Requirement: Full-Time StudentRequired Participation In School Activities: YesRequired Participation In Community Activities: YesAdditional Qualifications:Preference given to a African American student.Required Letters of Recommendation: Required 2 - 1 from community service/1 from school

Other Majors Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

NBCCF Rural Scholarship

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the rural scholarships for students pursuing a career in professional counseling. These scholarships provide financial support to students who are currently enrolled in a master’s-level, CACREP-accredited counseling program, live in a rural area and commit to serving rural areas for a minimum of two years upon graduation. Five scholarships in the amount of $5,000 are available. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s program. Applicant must carry at least six (6) credit hours during the current semester. Applicants must reside in a rural area as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Applicants must commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential prior to graduation. Applicants must commit to providing mental health services in a rural area for at least two years after graduation. To check the CACREP status of a program, search the CACREP website here. Applicants may determine if they live in a qualifying area by checking the Heath Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Web site of rural areas.

SSSS Student Research Grant Award

Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality awards three grants of $750 each to students who are doing sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.

American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowships in Economics

The scholarship provides room and board + $250/week. The Institute awards fellowships for an eight week summer program to study economics and monetary issues. College and university seniors who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.), and students enrolled in such programs for no more than one academic year may apply. The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue business school. Type: Internship Program Research Eligibility Requirements: Class standing - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study: Social/Behavioral Sciences Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status Submission Requirements: Application Form Transcripts All colleges attended Letters of Recommendation 2 Resume Vita; include education history, work experience, awards, leadership positions. Personal Essay Describe (maximum 3 pages) what books and articles have most influenced you. Project proposal Outline of proposed course of study. A recent term paper

Fellowes Scholarships

For Counseling psychology and education students who are enrolled full time (at least 9 quarter units) and who show some need.Students must apply for this scholarship annually through the Admissions Office.

Wilbur W. Bateman Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

For students who have a declared major in Communication Studies or Psychology.

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